2017 Lecture Series
All lectures will be held at:
The Cabin in Avonworth Community Park.
498 Camp Horne Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
The start time, for each lecture, will be 7:00PM.
To get to The Cabin, once you’ve entered the park, cross the bridge, over the stream, towards the main building (The Mayernik Center). Drive to the left, around The Mayernik Center, and follow the road to The Cabin up on the hillside. There is a parking lot to the right of the cabin.
August 8 – Studying and Collecting Old and Antique Maps
Michael Frachioni will trace the history of cartography from maps drawn on cave walls 8,500 years ago to the present day, focusing on some famous maps of the 16th – 19th centuries. He will also discuss collecting maps: what makes a map collectable, what to look for, and what values are. Local and national resources for further research and information will also be provided.
Speaker: Michael Frachioni
October 10 – Kennedy’s Monessen visit
On October 13, 1962 President John F. Kennedy came to the Pittsburgh area and traveled to the Mon Valley steel town of Monessen. Jack Bergstein, a Monessen attorney, will share stories of JFK’s visit and the impact it made on that region. Also, BAAHA will share photos taken of JFK while he passed through our area, traveling down Rt.65 from the airport, on his way to his final destination.
Speaker: Jack Bergstein
December 12 – The Chief and I
Len Barcousky, recently retired from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, shares how Chief Kilbuck and he started out in the Lehigh Valley and ended up on the shores of the Ohio River. Through Len’s sharing of these parallels you will learn about this historic local figure and his impact on our region.
Speaker: Len Barcousky